Silicon Valley companies had many reasons for withholding the data, including Yelp’s diversity officer, who called it “probably not very interesting.”
Here’s the clearest picture of Silicon Valley’s diversity yet: It’s bad. But some companies are doing less bad
While tech companies’ racial and gender disparities are grave, Reveal found many firms haven’t been held back by conventional excuses.
Reveal obtained diversity data for 177 large tech companies through a unique collaboration with researchers with access to that data.
The cybersecurity company used a controversial workaround to avoid disclosing diversity data after a majority of shareholders voted for disclosure.
Most big Silicon Valley tech firms won’t release diversity job data. “They’re probably covering up their dismal record,” Rep. Barbara Lee said.
Reveal is examining diversity in the tech industry, and we want to know how diversity, or the lack thereof, shapes your work experience.
We surveyed 211 of the largest Silicon Valley tech companies that were required to submit EEO-1 diversity reports to the federal government for 2016.
As of Oct. 19, 2017, we have been able to obtain EEO-1 reports from 23 of those companies.